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literally thrown. bizarre case, peggy, thank you. >>> three days after sandy slammed the mid-atlantic in the northeast, the death toll continues to climb. >> sandy now blamed for more than 80 deaths and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses still in the dark this evening. in new york city, police are out there enforcing an hov requirement if you want to drive your car into manhattan. in hoboken, new jersey, nearly 20,000 people stranded in their homes by flood waters. in large areas of the jersey coast are in ruins with homes, piers, board walks simply wreck. bruce johnson reports from a marina in atlantic highlands, new jersey, where sandy tossed around dozens of boats just like toys. >> reporter: i'm bruce johnson in highland, new jersey, another one of those small beach towns devastated by the storm. back over there, that's new york city. well what we want you to see is this way. you won't believe it. damage from this storm. millions of dollars in losses to these boats. big, small, luxury boats. working people, gone. >> it was rolling waves. and they were just both co
for the battleground states. >> we'll see you then. people who lost their homes in super storm sandy are trying to salvage what they can as they brace for the possible noreaster. a million people remain without power one week after the storm. >> commuting is difficult with gas shortages and mass transit problems and now another storm heading to the area. one homeowner who barely made it out alive. >> reporter: good evening. there are so many people in this hard hit community who have lost absolutely everything they own. this afternoon we spoke to one man who clung to life but using his roof top as a life raft. he holds up one of the few possessions he didn't lose. >> my military uniform. >> the father of two survived a wrack and 9/11. but the water from the storm was almost too much. >> got close enough we didn't have to be in the water too long. a couple strokes. jumped from the dining room table on to the roof. stayed on the roof for about an hour. >> you floated out of here on your neighbor's roof. >> picked the home up off its foundation and dropped it back down about a half mile from here.
suspect in the previous groping. anita. >>> at least 41 new yorkers died in superstorm sandy. nearly half of them on staten island. hundreds of residents need food, water, gas, and they say help is not coming fast enough. we have a look at the damage. >> reporter: anita, the scenes of devastation here in staten island are really unbelievable. four days after the storm images like the one you see behind me, a telephone power pole completely uprooted out of the ground, surprisingly common. sandy's force is very visible on staten island. in the harbor boats are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations and pushed hundreds of feet away into the marsh. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> i've been completely devastated. >> reporter: this 16-year-old came to this distribution center to get supplies for her whole family. >> we came here to get some food and water for us because we have no heat. >> reporter: she is not alone. hundreds of residents are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government sig norring them. >> no one is really h
already weary from super storm sandy. residence dealing with the cold and darkness, sandy struck more than a week ago and they say that they are at their breaking point. >> for this to happen very soon is so frustrating. >> reporter: wednesday's storm interrupted the recovery process across new jersey and new york and also caused hundreds of thousands of new outages. many, they had just gotten their power back, only to see it knocked out again. >> all of a sudden, boom. and there we are. back in the middle ages. >> reporter: officials say it could have been worse. >> the snow was helpful, believe it or not. because it wasn't rain and so it helped on the flooding side. >> reporter: here in hard hit rockaway beach, it's not snow, but sand that's a big problem. they have been working all day to clear mountains of it from the streets. >> and help take a look at it. >> reporter: the latest stayed behind for his parishioners when sandy hit. >> i hugged them and they cried into my arm. >> reporter: he said some church goers who lost everything planned to move away. >> we encourage them
be a terrible idea. >> a natural disaster just seen sandy come through mt. middle of the -- in the middle of the night. a high demand. a fire in an area of the city that border area of the city. such as east of the river. and the medics that ride the fire engines are tied up on the fire ground. they're not able to provide advanced life support. >> we also have seven ems supervisor who is don't put out -- visors who don't put out fires. in addition to that our firefighter emts are capable of providing you know, some basic life supports as well. >> reporter: fire officials say they get a total of between 40 and 60 medic calls between those hours 1:00 and 7:00 in the morning city wide. that is far fewer than they get during the rest of the day. and the chief says changing the shifts for those medic units will mean that there are more of them available on the streets when they are really needed. but the city council has to review this and the fire chief says if it doesn't work he'll change it, back to you. >> you can imagine why there are concerns. >>> the new express lanes on the virginia si
reeling from superstorm sandy and they're getting hit by that nor'easter tonight. theresa garcia joins us live from rockaway beach, new york. >> reporter: good evening, anita, and what you see now is snow and plenty of it. behind me the waves of the atlantic ocean, some of those waves are breaking at 8 to 10 feet and all along the new york and new jersey coastlines forecasters are saying the storm surge is expected to be around 3 feet. so couple both those together and you've got a big concern for coastal flooding. this nor easter is pretty typical this time of year, but what makes the big difference is how vulnerable this area is after superstorm sandy. snow started to fall at the top of the empire state building as the nor'easter blew into new york this afternoon. residents of a new jersey store neighborhood were evacuated aboard school buses as the storm damaged coast prepared for rain, snow, possible flooding and wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. >> i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie thanks first responder. inland towns
of those neighborhoods hardest hit by super storm sandy. he thanked the first time responders that accounted for nearly half of new york's casualties. >> i'm proud of you, new york. you guys are tough, you bounce back just as america always bounces back. the same is going to be true this time out. >> new york's governor plans to request some $30 billion in federal aid to help with the rebuild. fema currently only has about $8 billion available, but they intend to ask congress for more. in the meantime closer to home, plans to rebuild the ocean city board walk should be finished right on schedule. that's despite hurricane sandy. they tell the daily times of southbury that the project only lost two days because of the storm. the rebuilding is expected to be done in april. the progress involves rebuilding board walk and 15th street. >>> took a little walk outside today, refreshing, a little cool, but refreshing. >> it wasn't windy. >> no. >> temporary. >> yeah, i like that. >> you know i just did a graph, i love graphs as you know. >> does this involve snow? >> no, not yet. but w
sandy might find this hard to believe. a new report finds that the utility company response was typical or even a little faster than after other big storms. associated press released those findings. energy department records show that new york utilities restored power to at least 95% of those customers, some 13 days after the hurricane hit. ap says power restorations took longer after hurricanes katrina, wilma and ike, which does sound surprising. >> not really. you have to understand, it's more built up. you're putting telephone poles in by hand basically. gloria went through long island in '85. it took three weeks to get power back there. >>> we are having a nice weekend. i added a couple of high clouds on sunday. other than that, that's it. this is a beautiful shot from our weather cam. you can see the washington monument, clear skies. sun is going down. going to get chilly now. 49 at national, but everybody else in the low to mid 40's already. pressure is steady. and really looking at a crisp night. breezes will pick up a little bit later on tonight. so if you're headed out, it is f
this in the aftermath of sandy and, of course, this week's nor'easter. police officers are helping to enforce the new rule which requires cars to fuel up on alternating days. today only drivers whose plates ended in an odd number were allowed to buy gas. tomorrow will be the even numbered day and mayor mike bloomberg says the ration doing go on for a while. >> there will be shortages for possibly another couple weeks. >> i've been in line for hours before in odds and evens. now the line is only five minutes long. >> so maybe that's all working out. the nor'easter did temporarily knock out power at a terminal that pumps 4.5 million gallons of gas a day to new york city and long island. the gas crunch caused prices to jump more than 20 cents a gallon in that area. president obama will visit new york to get a look at the recovery from sandy next thursday. >>> we're hearing a firsthand account of frightening moments for some united states airlines passengers headed from denver to dulles. the crew declared an in flight emergency after a man started praying in the aisle and wouldn't follow instructions. a
after hurricane sandy, still no power in that area. >> i wanted to vote. it was too much -- too involved in it not to find out where to vote and get out there. >> it's good to vote because it will make a difference. you know, and the way things are right now, it's good to vote. >> now buss are being sent out to pick up the voters in the nearby breezy point area where more than 100 poems burned to the ground -- homes burned to the ground last week. new york's also letting people displaced by sandy to vote at any polling site they can manage to get to. >>> well, virginia based rescuers returned home from water weary new jersey communities today. and they were greeted as heroes. scott broom is in chantilly where fairfax county, virginia's task force one is based. >> reporter: these are rescuers who have been around the world. haiti, indonesia, japan. but superstorm sandy brought disaster close to home. off the buss and into the arms of families who have not seen them for ten days. 80 members of virginia task force one came home. >> i was so happy. >> we're really glad to have him home. >> i
storm sandy. all but two have reopened. harrington manner and swallow falls remain closed. a total of 11 state parks had to be closed in the aftermath of sandy. >>> and the virginia department of transportation wants drivers and local leaders to know they are ready for the winter. vdot officials showed off new equipment in preparation for the severe weather that is probably on the way. one of those new tools, a web application that allows citizens to see how well their neighborhood is being plowed. >> once there's more than two inches of snow on the ground, that web application will be open to the public and the public will be able to see whether we started plowing in the neighborhood or whether plowing has been completed. >> that's if there is any snow. there may not be any. if there is, you can access the site. >> have we wiped up the drool yet? >> he's excited seeing the plows. >> that was pretty cool. >> he needs a winner. >> we're going to have winter outlook next wednesday. working on that now. >> give us a heads up. >> no, no. all under wraps right now. let's talk about something
. >> but up next two weeks after superstorm sandy tens of thousands of people still without power are demanding answers. >>> just when new york city commuters started to think things were getting back to normal, two crashes shut down the lincoln tunnel for hours this morning. in one case about 20 people were hurt, at least two of them seriously when a new jersey transit bus slammed into a trailways bus. the crash happened during the morning rush hour on the new jersey side and then two hours later a bus and a truck collided also on the new jersey side. those delays lasted as long as three hours. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the crashes. >>> in indianapolis investigators might have some new clues as to the cause of a deadly home explosion that happened over the weekend. the owner of the house says a faulty furnace may to be blame, but the gas company says it didn't get any calls about problems with the furnace. two people died in the blast saturday night. dozens of nearby homes were damaged or destroyed. in fact, this blast was so loud people living 3 miles aw
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